Whether you’re an Android app developer or your company has an Android app, it’s in your best interest to understand the security risks on this platform so that you can create plans to minimize those risks and keep your data secure.
Who Can See My Code?
If not properly protected – just about anybody can! Android applications are run client-side, which means that the actual code for the application is downloaded onto the user’s mobile device.
What Can They See?
If not properly protected, decompiled code can potentially reveal usernames and passwords to back-end databases. This means that anyone could have access to your sensitive data.
How Can They See It?
Through a process called ‘decompilation’, hackers can use simple tools to reverse engineer your app, reproducing the original source code.
Take a look at the video below as we show you just how easy it is to decompile an app and scrape usernames and passwords:
Protect Your App
Decompilation is a risk – which means it could happen if you don’t protect against it!
Your data can remain safe and secure if your Android™ app has been protected with techniques such as obfuscation and the encryption of login information.
Take a look at the services we offer to help you identify risks and secure your data.